Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Movie Byte ... Les Invasions Barbares



I saw this movie yesterday on TV ... I've never heard of this film before ... and I really wasn't surprised that it won the Oscar for best foreign language movie back in 2004 ... exquisite movie ... once more showing that European cinema (European Canadian in this case) is WAY ahead of its American counterpart ...



A man in his last days is surrounded by his friends and family ... he and his friends are intellectual elites ... and his son was away ... it really holds a deep philosophical perspective throughout the whole movie ... and highlighted in the last minutes of the movie ... the discussion that took place in the last scenes about Politics and Sex is one of the best discussion I've ever heard in my life ...

I would definitely recommend seeing this movie ... I've just read that its part of a sequel ... preceded by Le Déclin de l'empire américain (The Decline of the American Empire [USA]) which received a Academy Award Nomination for the same category in 1986 ... and followed by L'Âge des ténèbres (The Age of Ignorance [International: English title]) which is Canada's Submission for the next Academy Awards and was released two months ago ... I know I'm gonna try my best to see them ...

Rating : 8.5/10

7 comments:

Yazan Ashqar said...

saw that one a while ago, it was very good

KJ said...

Sounds interesting, I will see if I can "get" it. LoL

Isam said...

Yazan : it is ... can't wait to see the prequel and the sequel ...

KJ : try man ... try :)

Ohoud said...

From where did you get the DVD?

Isam said...

Ohoud : I didnt see it on DVD ... i saw it on TV ... but i think u can download the movie from the internet if you want it ...

Basel Khalaf said...

wallah ya abo el 3esam halla2 shoft had el post .. i told u about it maybe 3 years ago .. bs sheklak .. bte3raf bs nasi .. i have told u that i watched it in egypt.. kont ana w 3 bs bel cinema youmha .. its a great movie .i have never knew that Canadians have a good cinema !

Isam said...

basel : wallah ya man mesh metzakker :) y3ne enta gazdak eno ana ma fhemet el film bs 3ashan enta 7aketelle 3ano 3refet eno 7elo ?? ;)